NICOLA Sturgeon said that the Scottish Parliament will meet for one day this week to consider and she hopes pass emergency legislation specifically for Scotland.

This will include legislation to ensure no-one can be evicted during the coronavirus crisis.

She said: “Amongst a number of other things that legislation will ensure that no-one can be evicted from their home during this crisis.

“It will increase to six months in most cases the minimum period of notice a landlord must give to a tenant before eviction. The legislation will apply to tenants in both the private sector and the social housing sector and will provide all tenants with additional security at what is an immensely difficult time.

“We expect to publish the emergency legislation and introduce it to Parliament on Tuesday and Parliament will then have the opportunity to consider it on Wednesday.”